What is UTM?
The basic unified threat management (UTM) appliance comprises firewall, intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), a virtual private network (VPN), anti-malware, anti-spam and content filtering technologies, all joining forces against both known and unknown Internet threats. With a UTM device, you benefit from advanced security, improved business continuity, and convenience.
At Network Box, we call our appliance a UTM+ because it offers so much more than a conventional UTM. The Network Box solution includes our patented PUSH technology to actually push updates, as soon as they’re available, to the installed UTM+ appliances, thus reducing the time between the discovery of the attack and the availability of the protection (signature) on the device. Moreover, our UTM+ features a host of technologies for IDP, anti-virus – and any other malware or threat – that protect our clients even in the absence of a well-identified signature.
The Network Box UTM+ is also different because it’s not simply an appliance but a fully managed, monitored and updated solution. Our customers pay a flat fee for our managed service and sign a three-year contract that guarantees their annual cost will not change during that time. Importantly, the hardware is included – a major innovation, not only for Network Box USA but also for the managed Internet security industry, where service providers traditionally manage the UTM devices their customers purchase separately.
Our services include 24/7 threat monitoring, the PUSH updates, management, and configuration. The monitoring service runs constant assessments of the threat level for every client, monitoring patterns and attacks. It also checks about 120 points of the UTM+ device’s health to ensure that everything from hardware to software to signatures is running smoothly.
Every Network Box UTM+ appliance – whether our S-Series, M-Series or E-Series – runs the same software and can handle the same functions. For a complete list, click on the link to this handy table, which will also help you determine which solution is right for your particular needs.
And for some valuable information on what to look for in a UTM, check out this blog.